I have been thinking of doing a business blog for a while, so this is my first foray into the realm of blogging.
I am Alison Mead, director of Silicon Bullet. We are an IT support company based in Northamptonshire who act as an outsourced IT department to our customers. My husband Paul Mead is the one who makes the computers work, links them to the internet, and knows what to do when you hit that blue screen of death. I work on the finance side, helping our clients use Sage software to its full capability as a business bookkeeping tool, or by doing their bookkeeping for them.
In my role as a Sage Accredited Reseller, I visit companies who need Sage Training, either because they are using the software for the first time, or they have used it for a while but have never learned how to use all the features in their business. Sage can be a powerful bookkeeping tool when used correctly, and often my clients just need a few hints and tips to make the accounting software work for them to provide management information to aid the decision-making in their business. I use Sage Instant accounts, Sage 50, ACT and Sage Payroll.
I would like to use this blog to share some of the more common hints and tricks in using Sage software, and also my experiences in running my own business, tweeting, using Facebook for business, and networking in Northamptonshire.
I have two twitter accounts, weebly_one for more personal tweets, and SiliconBullet for business advice, although sometimes I do confuse the two! We have a Silicon Bullet Facebook page where I have previously published hints and tips using the Facebook notes, and we publish a monthly email newsletter called the Silicon Bulletin – which you can sign up to here.